How to Shutdown your Laptop When You Close Your Laptop Lid

Several power options are available in Windows to customize your laptop utilization when you close the lid without turning it off from the power button or Windows controls. You can also choose to shut down your laptop by closing your lid.

Before customizing the power options, you must understand what these options do, and are they safe for your everyday operations. Shutting down the laptop will erase all the data in RAM, and all your unsaved work will be lost. That is why you must be aware if you choose the option of Shutting down with your close lid and save all the works before closing your lid each time. Sleeping mode, on the other hand, keeps your work resume able but your system keeps consuming some power.

Hibernation is another power mode; it does not consume power and keep the system and work in the working state. Therefore, when you come back from the hibernation state, you can resume your work from where you left. Although, hibernation can slow down your system with time.

It is a simple process to change the settings of a laptop to best suit your requirements. If you prefer to choose Shut Down when you close the lid of your laptop, here is the stepwise guide to doing so.

Shutdown your Laptop When You Close Your Laptop Lid

Click on the Start button on the left bottom of the Window’s screen and click on the settings icon.

Type “Power and sleep settings” in the search bar. The settings will appear in the “Best Match” section. Click on power and sleep and a new window will open.

In Power and Sleep settings window, locate and click on the option of “Additional power settings” in the right-side panel.

On the screen, click the option “Choose what closing the lid does”.

From there you can choose the option “Shut Down” from the drop-down list. Click save and apply the settings.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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